Fit to Be Dried
The first-ever waterproof Kindle
There are a lot of reasons to love the Kindle Paperwhite, which has an adjustable backlight designed to work in both squintingly dim and blindingly bright settings. In fact, by our estimation, it’s the easiest e-reader to actually, well, read on.
But this summer, the super-smart device has become even smarter.
Presenting the totally waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite.
Sold by a company called Waterfi, the waterproofed Kindle ($240) looks and functions exactly like a run-of-the-mill Amazon version--in fact, it ships to you in its original Amazon packaging. The only difference is that it’s secretly coated (inside and out) with a clear gel that renders it impervious to water damage.
In other words, not only can this guy handle splashes from the pool or a bit of light rain, but you can also bring it into the shower or use it in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Seriously. If you don’t believe us, watch it in action.
Particularly as swim season kicks into high gear, we love the idea of a Kindle we can take to the beach without worry. Plus, we really can’t say enough good things about reading in the bathtub.